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Old October 3rd, 2008, 09:25 AM   #821
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Left side is San Diego - Right side is Tijuana there's a great wall between USA and Mexico of thousands of Kms. :S
Awesome and sad image....
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 09:39 AM   #822
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Yeah, it is quite shocking to see the city just suddenly stop at the border
US-Mexico border has never been a happy thing.
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 06:53 PM   #823
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Surely this is really at a ferry port.
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Isn't this sign in some port city which carries ferry traffic from the Faroe Islands?
No. I know it seems crazy, but the sign is really at the Scottish-English border. I managed to find a larger picture proving it's really at the border.

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Old October 3rd, 2008, 07:57 PM   #824
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No. I know it seems crazy, but the sign is really at the Scottish-English border. I managed to find a larger picture proving it's really at the border.
It looks like the exit from a car park (note the OUT sign), so the sign is to remind foreign drivers to drive on the left when they get back on to the road.
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 08:58 PM   #825
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Awesome and sad image....
When I see this I immediately think of all that "human rights" bulls*it comming from USA.

Disgusting.
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 09:14 PM   #826
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...and the Mexico-USA border line is probably the most conflictive border of the world.

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Old October 3rd, 2008, 09:22 PM   #827
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Two separate countries that don't have borderless zones having a fence...what is wrong with that? There are countless border fences everywhere -- including Schengen on many places along its outer border. Has nothing to do with human rights. Expanding a metro area into another country isn't a human right...
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 09:44 PM   #828
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It looks like the exit from a car park (note the OUT sign), so the sign is to remind foreign drivers to drive on the left when they get back on to the road.
Apparently the Scottish authorities are in the habit of putting "drive left" signs everywhere for no speacial reasons.

This one is near Fort George, Scotland, where the Michelin map doesn't indicate any ferry terminal :
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This one is in the middle of the street in an unspecified Scottish town:
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This one is near Abington services on the M74. The uploader mentions that each roundabout exit have one of these signs, which he/she finds really bizarre given that it's in the middle of nowhere in Scotland. The uploader then concludes: "Maybe there was a spate of customers leaving the local Welcome Break after a night in the local Travelodge in an early morning daze driving onto the wrong carriageway of the M74? Who knows."
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Again in the middle of nowhere, near Clachan of Glendaruel:


Betraying the Auld Alliance! The French text is gone.
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Drive on the left but only from 8am to 6pm.
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When in doubt, just follow the sheep, they know their Scottish traffic code.
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 09:49 PM   #829
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Border San Diego, California, USA - Tijuana, Baja California, México


Left side is San Diego - Right side is Tijuana there's a great wall between USA and Mexico of thousands of Kms. :S
The border crossing in the top image (San Ysidro/I-5, looking north from Mexico), the busiest border checkpoint in the World, is located just above that large drainageway in the bottom image. The line itself is about where the lane dividers begin. Yes, ALL of the land on the USA side of the border (San Ysidro) in the bottom image is actually inside the corporate limits of the City of San Diego. It is fairly densely developed just off of the image to the left.

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Old October 3rd, 2008, 11:26 PM   #830
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Two separate countries that don't have borderless zones having a fence...what is wrong with that? There are countless border fences everywhere -- including Schengen on many places along its outer border. Has nothing to do with human rights. Expanding a metro area into another country isn't a human right...

I know, but I wanted to mean this broder is special, because as you can see the border crossing of San Ysidro, it's only one border crossing, there a lot of cities like similar situation, in all 3000 kms of border line between Mexico and USA, and it's considered as the most popular border of the world; this border is special for both nations for commercial reasons and maybe political, I meant it's conflictive because as a mexican citizen I see every single day a lot of problems with drugs traffic, the war against cartels,illegal inmigrants from all around the world trying to enter USA, the sadly famous wall,and other reasons.

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Old October 4th, 2008, 01:09 AM   #831
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Two separate countries that don't have borderless zones having a fence...what is wrong with that? There are countless border fences everywhere -- including Schengen on many places along its outer border. Has nothing to do with human rights. Expanding a metro area into another country isn't a human right...
Something similar can be seen also inside Schengen. Although without fence or wall, but 20 years ago there was one.

Bratislava as seen from Austria:




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Both Slovakia and Austria are in EU and Schengen, in less than three months we will have even the same currency, but still you cannot see something like spreading Bratislava agglomeration across the border. There is city on one side of the border and calm countryside on the other side.

(To be "ontopic" a bit, on the last photo in right bottom corner you can see border crossing Petržalka-Berg)
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why is there allways crowded at USA - MEX border? do they do shopping abroad or what?
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Old October 4th, 2008, 05:05 AM   #833
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Mmh...I guess lots of Mexicans work in the US?
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Old October 4th, 2008, 07:02 AM   #834
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There is a lot of commuter traffic, shoppers, day tripper tourists, people crossing to visit friends/relatives, etc. The long lines going northbound are due to the USA's inspections - it is a 'developing' World/1st World interface. Wait times can often go several hours long at some crossings. On the Mexican side, there is a 'border zone' that requires little in the way of red tape to enter, but to continue on to visit the interior one must clear the REAL border crossing checkpoints several km inland (and I do understand that the red tape at them is pretty heavy and the inspections pretty thorough).

Lines and wait times are usually far shorter at the USA-Canada border crossings.

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Old October 4th, 2008, 07:04 AM   #835
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...and the Mexico-USA border line is probably the most conflictive border of the world.

Naah. It pales in comparison to the Korean DMZ.
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Old October 4th, 2008, 07:43 AM   #836
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Naah. It pales in comparison to the Korean DMZ.
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Old October 4th, 2008, 08:13 AM   #837
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Well, in this case, I'm agree too....:S
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Both Slovakia and Austria are in EU and Schengen, in less than three months we will have even the same currency, but still you cannot see something like spreading Bratislava agglomeration across the border. There is city on one side of the border and calm countryside on the other side.
Strangely enough, Basel has spread into France and Germany while it isn't even in the schengen-treaty.
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I guess it's quite handy living in Hainburg a.d. Donau in a rural area, with such a big city nearby.
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Old October 4th, 2008, 02:30 PM   #840
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The Swiss are not very strict on border checks though they are not in Schengen, or? It is strange, I think. If you get checked leaving, wouldn't they get huffy if they saw no entry stamp on your passport?

Won't matter soon I guess since they are joining Schengen this year.

What are Andorran border checks like? I hear they actually have them.
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